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Snacks are small, quick mini-meals. Snacks are eaten between meals and help keep you full. Including a protein-source with your snack (such as nuts, beans, or low-fat or fat-free dairy) or a whole-grain can help to give snacks more "staying power" so you will not get hungry again as soon. Healthy snacks are:
- Whole grain
- Low in added sugar
- Fresh foods like fruits and vegetables
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